“Coaches who can outline plays on a black board are a dime a dozen. The ones who win get inside their player and motivate.” -Vince Lombardi
Football season is in full-swing, bringing team spirit to stadiums, fields and home TV’s across the nation. It’s a time of year when you can go anywhere in the nation wearing your team’s logo and feel an immediate sense of camaraderie with fellow sports fans around you. It serves as a common ground for people from different states, ethnicities and religions to connect on.
Imagine what would happen if you channeled this same passion and pride into improving your company culture?
Team spirit is as important in our professional lives as it is in our personal lives. Think about the positive impact each of us could make if we cheered for the success of our work team the way we cheered for our favorite football team, or celebrated a win for our company the way we celebrate a win for the Green Bay Packers Chicago Bears.
When people come together with a common attitude to achieve a common goal, the opportunities for success are endless. Strong teams can be trained as a group, understand the strengths and weaknesses of their teammates, and enhance performance and outcomes together.
As is the case with football, strong teams are built on the foundation of great culture. A healthy team, led by a dedicated coach, provides benefits for the individual, the organization and community.
As you are writing the playbook for your company culture, make sure your game plan includes ongoing opportunities for teambuilding, communication and accountability. Find out what motivates your staff, set appropriate goals that align with your company’s culture and reward your staff based on their motivation factors. Most importantly, ensure your organization that praises an individual or team when they succeed and coaches someone when they fall short.
Do you have game winning company culture? At Chartwell Agency, we enjoy helping teams through a number of effective and fun training and facilitation sessions that encourage teamwork, communication and positive outcomes.
-RoseAnn Haedt, Communications Strategist